A Lazy Man

 Posted by at 12:45 am  Nick's Blog
May 182024
 

Bill Gates has been quoted as saying you should choose a lazy person to do a hard job because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it. If I was a younger man, I think I could have gone to work for old Bill. We had the back of our Ram pickup […]

May Q&A

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 172024
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I finished Jackpot, book 12 in the John Lee Quarrels […]

Being A Wimp

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
May 162024
 

I’ve spent a lot of time being a wimp over the last couple of weeks. My old back injury has flared up big time, which really brings out the whiner in me. I’m sure poor Miss Terry is tired of hearing me say ouch and moaning every time I move, bend over, or try to […]

Paying The Price

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
May 132024
 

I had been experiencing a lot of back pain the last couple of weeks, but it seemed to have eased up quite a bit. So yesterday we took advantage of the last good day we’re supposed to have before the week of rain that is predicted to start today to gather wood to put in […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:37 am  Nick's Blog
May 122024
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there in blog land! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 33 years since my own dear mother passed away and I miss her every day. Do your mom and yourself both a favor and be sure to spend some […]

Puppy Pedicure

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 112024
 

As I said in yesterday’s blog, we lost power Thursday evening during a heavy thunderstorm. The storm let up after a few hours, but sometime around midnight we got hit again, with rain pounding down on the roof, and lots of thunder and lightning. Through it all, our Generac whole house generator did just fine, […]

An Outside Day

 Posted by at 1:08 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 252024
 

The weather was beautiful yesterday, with a high in the upper 70s, which made it a great day for working outside. Like most people in the rural South, we have a burn barrel, though I would much rather recycle whenever I can. The problem is that nobody in Alabama seems to understand or care about […]

A Nice Day Outside

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262024
 

Yesterday was a nice day to be outside, with temperatures in the mid-60s and lots of blue sky overhead. It was definitely too nice of a day to spend it inside. Which was fine because we had plenty to do. Terry wanted to relocate one of her raised planter beds. She currently has three of […]

February Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 252024
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, my writing activities, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. Why did you pay the dealer for your tractor’s service […]

A Hint Of Spring?

 Posted by at 1:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 272024
 

After a couple of days of almost nonstop rain, we had blue sky and pleasant temperatures yesterday. I was pleased to see that our backyard, which at first looked like it was just as saturated as it had been before we had the French drains and the regrading done, was looking much better because so […]

January Q&A

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 182024
 

Q. What are the sizes of Terry’s raised planter beds and do they have a bottom enclosed? A. They are 8 feet long and 2 feet wide, and they do not have a bottom. Q. After reading your blogs, I have decided you both work way too hard! I thought you were retired? Of course, […]

New Year, New Projects

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 012024
 

I hope your New Year’s Eve went well and you didn’t overindulge. But if you did, I hope you did so responsibly because 2024 has a lot of adventures and challenges in store for all of us. Since we moved into our house in January of last year we have been involved in one project […]

May 072023
 

We were up early yesterday morning because we had a lot to get done. Our son Travis helped me put up another deer fence, this time around the garden and Terry’s raised planter beds. We appreciate Travis and his wife Geli very much because whatever we need, they are always here for us. The fence […]